The crackdown on password sharing by Disney+ has arrived much sooner than expected. The Mouse House has already started by targeting Canada. Restrictions are set to be imposed from November on the North American country.
Disney+ Follows In The Footsteps Of Netflix
According to a report by Engadget, Disney+ subscribers in Canada received an email from Disney with the notification that subscribers will soon be prohibited from giving their account’s password to anyone not inside their household. The information received further affirmation when the subscriber agreement of Disney+ Canada received an additional new segment. The regulation is scheduled to take effect from November 1st.
The subscriber agreement’s updated sections ready that subscribers may not share their subscription outside of the household. According to Disney, ‘Household’ refers to all the devices that are associated with the subscriber’s primary personal address, and that the individuals residing in the said residence use. The move has long been expected to arrive, particularly since August. Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, mentioned the intention of the company to prohibit password sharing while talking in a call about the earnings in the third quarter.
However, the prohibitions were initially set to arrive in 2024. With the recent announcement in Canada, the timeline appears to have received a speed-up as residents in the country will soon have less functionality in their account on Disney+.
The agreement further reads that Disney may, in their exclusive discretion, analyze how a subscriber’s account is used to determine if it is complying with the Agreement. As such, if it is determined that the Agreement has been violated, the subscriber may get their Service limited, or even terminated, or take different steps that the Agreement permits. However, there may be new subscription tiers that allow password sharing.